Media Students With Newspapers
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Course now closed. Applications will reopen in January 2022.

This is an enjoyable, exciting and popular course providing a broad introduction to the media industry. You will learn about film, television, radio, events, the press and other audio-visual media. You will analyse films and television shows, study advertising, and produce scripts and newspaper articles. You will also be involved in practical projects where you will work in small production teams to make short films, magazines and develop your own media projects.

You will have a lot of fun in a pleasant and friendly environment as your confidence in dealing with the theory and practical elements of media studies progresses.

What will I learn?

  • Communication Core Skills
  • Digital Video production and Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Media Projects (including Film and Event Organisation)
  • Advertising
  • Radio
  • Press and Magazines
  • Media Production
  • Social Media
  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Television
  • Event Organisation
  • Film

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of two National 5s or equivalent, including English at C or above
  • Applicants with previous experience and enthusiasm will be considered
  •  A short essay is also part of the selection process
  • This course is suitable for over 16s, due to some subject material studied

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Employer and industry links

We have close links with many Glasgow charities and media outlets who we work with on practical projects. Guest visits from the Teenage Cancer Trust, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre, CHAS, Finding Your Feet, Children First, and other charities, alongside scriptwriters and Media/TV professionals help to initiate class projects. In-class talks are arranged throughout the year to underpin your class studies and enhance knowledge.

Jobs and further study

  • HND Media and Communication
  • HND Practical Journalism
  • HND Television Operations
  • Related degree courses
  • Employment in the Communication and Media industry

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
Selection will be by interview. Students must bring:

  • SQA certificates
  • Essay

Offers will be made based on satisfactory criteria (detailed above). Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information regarding induction times and any other relevant materials.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3291